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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Warrior 2011


"Haunted by a tragic past, ex-Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for SPARTA, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin. But when Brendan's unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed." -- (C) Lionsgate

My Talk:

Both Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton made a good performance in portraying two brothers who were deeply scarred by what happened in the past.

The casts showed much emotional involvement into the film that made the film very relatable and much more believable in today's world.

It felt like a lecture at the beginning.

The story is fluid in the sense that the characters were explained well but it also created a very draggy gap between the beginning of the film and the end of the film, but the core value of the film was not for the fights and the violence that one might expect.

The story unfolds too slowly and would have a hard time attracting viewers to watch or even just sit through to the ending.

It was draggy in the beginning but as the story move along the timeline, the interesting bits are closer to the end.

The most important essence of the execution would be the fight choreography as the sports the main cast is fighting with is the Mix Martial Art which is a different sport compare to Muay Thai or Kick boxing, and the fights were done pretty well and provided with the much needed impact to finally engage the viewers.

However, the camera work was a bit bad as there were parts where two characters were talking and the camera was just shaking for no apparent reason.

An ending that is either sad or comforting depending on who watches the film because it was left with just a scene and the rest is all up to the imagination in how you would want to think about what happens next.

I personally took the last scene as the end, confronted with their troubles the two brothers fought each other for the reasons they personally hold most dear to.

The front story telling was very bland and tiring to watch.

Wrapping it up:
This film is not for everyone, the elements which made this film will not appeal to many people, no one would know what to expect from this film, but if you are into drama films that this movie delivers well, and some might even leave with tears in their eyes.

Did you know?: 
One of the fighters in the fighters in the film was the WWF star Kurt Angel who is known for his patriotic gestures and entrance theme, in this film he portrays a hardcore Russian Champion fighter, kinda ironic you know? 

Rating: 3.5/5

Critic Mode:

"Emotionally filled and very much empathetic,a story of how two brothers with different concerns in life meet up only to have only one standing in the center of the ring in which we call life".benjaminfoo of

You can also check out my experience watching live MMA fights at this link below

Also check out another review on this movie.

Movie screening thx to ChurpChurp


Unknown said...

raging bull is the best of the genre!

Koh Kian Fai said...

if got tiny subtitle, my rating would be higher for this movie lol

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